The Prospector's Cottage is a simple century home 1/2 way bet. Halifax & Cape Breton Island. One of our guests called it "apartment therapy", surrounded by nature, wildlife, peace and quiet. A retreat but not remote! Come write your novel, paint, breathe...
The Prospector's Cottage is at Necum Teuch Harbour on the river estuary beside a scenic and pastoral coastal highway to Cape Breton. We are about 1/2 way between Halifax and Cape Breton Island. The property is secluded and private - a 4 bedroom, two bath century cottage that we have been renovating bit by bit. So far, there are two double bedrooms available, one downstairs with a full bath and one upstairs with a 1.5 bath. One single room upstairs could be readied if needed (children, etc.) The other large bedroom upstairs is not quite ready - still being painted, etc. but we do have other accommodation close by if needed. Loads of wild camping space too! Well, not too wild I hope ;-)
Please note that the Prospector's is a housekeeping cottage - all the basics are there, including coffee, tea and fresh fruit but you need to bring the rest if you plan to cook. Be sure to make a stop in Sherbrooke (heading west) or Sheet Harbour (heading east) and stock up on groceries. There is a convenience store within walking distance with LCB etc.
We aren't always here to respond quickly and with no cell service, 24 hrs is just a bit too tight, AirBnB! We'll get back to you as fast as we can.
The house is yours! At times, you may be sharing it with other guests unless you've booked the whole house, but this is rare. Includes kitchen, living room, bathroom, den, etc. as in pics. The great outdoors is yours to explore and we can help you find forest trails and ocean vistas that most tourists never see.
Interaction with guests
We'll pop by and see that you're settled in and if there's anything you might need. Do you want to know about the area, best hiking trails, best places to swim, fish, kayak etc. just ask! Otherwise, we leave you to your own resources and respect that you need some down time 'away from the madding crowd'. The Prospector's is ideal for that! Fresh fruit bowl, etc on arrival. We're not far away but usually busy with our tree seedling business at (URL HIDDEN)
Other things to note
The Prospectors is a heritage home and still being worked on (painting, etc) but not when we have guests. Old restored home/cottage. Please just feel comfortable and make yourselves at home. If you're camping winter or early spring, we're happy to let you 'wild camp' if you help with a bit of brush whacking and clean up. Please leave the place better than you found it! :-)
Make yourselves at home but respect others. You'll find it reasonably clean (we try but you're living in nature. Expect to bring some inside!!). You'll find fresh, clean linens; it's been swept and vacuumed, bathrooms and kitchens cleaned. Please leave the cottage as 'you' would expect to find it! :-) You're helping us keep things nice for our guests to follow. Picking flowers for the cottage is encouraged! Thanks and enjoy your stay at the Prospector's Cottage.
A semi-retired English teacher and ex-nerd are busier than ever with a wide range of interests from wild foraging and hiking to painting, photography and writing - and of course, our growing tree seedling business at Being immersed in natural surroundings is one of the very best things about living on the East Coast of Nova Scotia. What would you like to see? Where would you like to go? What would you like to talk about? We're university educated and always ready to have a gab about .. well, anything and everything. We love meeting people.